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this morning, a recall win in wisconsin. >> the republican governor there keeps his job, surviving a fierce battle to kick him out of office. and opening this deep, blue state to mitt romney in november. as penn state gets ready to relive the child sex scandal in court. we have exclusive details. jerry sandusky allegedly sending love letters, even gifts to his victims. vaccine danger. an abc news investigation. shots given to babies, stored incorrectly, potentially putting kids at risk. and the first lady on late night. with a lesson about life in the white house garden.
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good wednesday morning, everybody. wisconsin's scott walker, fought off a major challenge from democrats and big labor, becoming the first u.s. governor to survive a recall. >> it was a solid win. 53% to 46%. exit polls showed voters like the way the governor got the state's economy back on track. wisconsin governor, scott walker, gets to keep his job. >> tonight, we tell wisconsin, we tell our country, and we tell people all across the globe, that voters really do want leaders who stand up and make the tough decisions. >> reporter: voters decided to stick with their republican governor, rather than his democratic opponent, milwaukee mayor, tom barrett, who despite his loss, was happy to see so many involved in this election.
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>> for those who care about this state, which i love, please, please, please, remain engaged, remain involved, because we will continue to fight for justice and fairness in this city and this state. >> reporter: democrats and labor unions tried to oust walker after he pushed unions to balance state budget. conservatives rally behind him and point to the result. last year's deficit, a state record, has turned into a slight budget surplus. and that's all from cuts, no tax increases. the obama administration is downplaying suggestions that this race has implications for november's presidential election. >> in a race where one side is outspending the other by a ratio of at least 8-1, probably won't tell us much about a future race. >> reporter: mitt romney's campaign believes walker's win could help put wisconsin in play. but exit polls show wisconsin
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voters still favor the president over the presumptive nominee by ten points. another problem for romney. it's been confirmed that investigators are looking into whether his private e-mail account has been hacked. the alleged hacker claims he was able to access an account by guessing the security question, what's your favorite pet? however, no e-mails or documents have been made public since the alleged hacking. and more election year politics. this time on capitol hill. republican lawmakers have blocked a democratic effort calling for equal pay in the workplace. not a single republican voted for the bill. appointed, most certainly democrats will use as a chapter in the so-called war on women. on top of that, democrats will continue to fight for passage of the bill, which republicans say will actually hurt small businesses. also, a dire warning from the congressional budget office
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about the growing federal debt. the cbo says the deficits are not brought under control, the national debt will balloon to almost equal the size of the economy itself. and after a decade, it will swell to twice the size of the economy in 25 years. jury selection is expected to wrap up today in the jerry sandusky child sex abuse trial. and abc news has learned exclusive, new details about the first witness to take the stand against the former penn state football coach. here's abc's jim avila. >> reporter: jerry sandusky helped select nine members of the jury who will decide if there's an actual crime behind the biggest sex scandal in college football history. did a coaching legend molest ten points over 15 years at penn state? abc news has learned that victim number four, now 28 years old, will testify first. and bring with him an arsenal of corroborating evidence. including expensive gifts, prosecutors contend he received from sandusky as a teenager.
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from golf clubs, to snowboards, to watches. and never-before-revealed love letters to the boys, allegedly written in sandusky's own hand. >> there's other evidence which has not been released to the public yet, which i believe will really resonate with the jury. >> reporter: andreozzi won't detail what's in the letters. but sources characterize them as creepy. tells abc news, one is written in the third person. a love story about a boy and a man. with a lewd title. >> it's extremely damaging. >> reporter: sandusky acknowledges showering with the boys and then hugging them. but in this "new york times" interview, denied sexual contact. >> if i say no, i'm not attracted to boys, that's not the truth because i'm attracted to young people, boys, girls. >> reporter: sandusky's attorney promises a hard-fought defense, poking holes in the victims'
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stories, one by one. >> what did he intend? >> reporter: and another issue. what did he intend in those letters prosecutors say sandusky wrote? jim avila, abc news, washington. in other news this morning, the al qaeda's second in command was killed in pakistan. back in 2005, al libi was in u.s. custody in afghanistan. but he managed to escape and flee to pakistan. since then, he had become a powerful and efficient operational leader for al qaeda. the white house says his death leaves a huge hole in the terror network. the u.s. has pulled funding for pakistan's version of "sesame street" after reports that the local puppet theater working on the project was involved in corruption. the state department has laid out nearly $7 million of its $20 million budget for the show. a huge dock has washed ashore in oregon. and there's speculation it may have come from the japanese
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tsunami. the dock is now resting on a beach. and officials haven't decided how they're going to remove it. they say there's no evidence it crossed the pacific. but if it did, what a voyage. >> incredible amount of debris. millions of tons. time, now, for a look at weather from across the country. cooler than normal, with scattered showers in the northeast. flooding rain from jacksonville to dallas. thunderstorms in ne and the dakotas. a little drier out west. >> mostly 60s in the northwest. 70s from minnesota to maryland. still to come this morning, the pop star who now admits she is battling a brain tumor. and the major move by our bosses at disney. changing what your kids see on tv. and the remarkable runner who came to the aid of an opponent. true sportsmanship that you've just got to see. stay with us.
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welcome back, everybody. well, there is a big question about the economy this morning. will the fed ride to the rescue. the federal reserve reportedly may step in to stimulate the recovery. that's because recent disappointing reports suggest the economy may be stalling. "the wall street journal" says just the possibility could be enough to reassure the markets. that speculation and a good growth report from australia boosted markets overnight. tokyo's nikkei average was up 152 points today. hong kong's hang seng adding 239. and in london, the ftse opening
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higher. on wall street, the dow gained 26 points yesterday. the nasdaq index rose 18. and speaking of nasdaq, the exchange may be making up some of the losses from the facebook stock offering. there were technical glitches in the nasdaq system which delayed many trades when the social network went public. meantime, facebook stock has lost almost one-third of its value since it debut. >> not what investors want to hear there. your ipad may soon be talking back to you. it's reported that apple's iphone voice assistant, siri, is coming to the company's tablet computers, as well. it will be one of the major features of apple's next mobile operating system, ios 6, which is expected this fall. kids' television is about to get healthier. disney, our parent company, is banning junk food ads aimed at kids on its programming in three years. michelle obama calls it a game-changer on the war on child obesity.
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many food products aimed at kids has too much sugar and too much sodium. it will relate to anything disney-related on radio and online. coming up next on this wednesday, vaccines for your kids. but do you know where they've been stored? or if they've expired? an alarming abc news investigation. and a battle between the heat and celtics with a very dramatic outcome. we're right back. pooches and puppies, we are fed up with being fed on. we demand k9 advantix ii. it not only kills fleas and ticks, it repels most ticks before they can attach and snack on us. frontline plus kills but doesn't repel. and a tick that isn't repelled or killed may attach and make a meal of us. so let's put our paws down in protest and raise our barks to rally till we all get k9 advantix ii. join us at poochprotest.com. [ male announcer ] ask your veterinarian about k9 advantix ii.
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it won't happen for another 105 years. now, for a look at your road conditions. flooded highways in the south, from tallahassee to texas. wet at times in the northeast, from maine to maryland. also, a slick ride in nebraska and the dakotas. >> if you are flying airport delays are possibility in boston, new york, new orleans, dallas, miami, and denver. the vaccine supposed to help kids across the country is called into question. >> a report obtained by abc news, found that many vaccines are not being properly stored. that could render them useless and place kids at risk for contracting serious decides. health department inspectors say 75% of the stores sites they visited were keeping vaccines in temperatures too hot or too cold. >> vaccine that has not been kept at the right temperature won't be unsafe. but you can't be certain that the material in there is going to cause a child's immune system
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to react as strongly as it's supposed to. the next time you go to your pediatrician and your child is going to get a shot, ask them. is their system strong? are they certain vaccines are being stored at the right temperature. >> we're going to have much more on this vaccine investigation coming up on "good morning america." >> scary. police in canada are investigating what could be the latest, gruesome twist in the case of canadian porn star, lucca magmagnotta. he is accused of murdering and eating his lovers. investigators are still trying to confirm whether the human hand and foot belonging to magnotta's former lover, a chinese exchange student. and look at this picture snapped by a colorado traffic agent. yeah. that's a gas can strapped into the child restrain seat while the child is wearing an
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adult-sized lap belt which is way too big. the child manages to get himself out of that child restraint seat. as you can imagine, she was given several tickets. mom of the year, she probably will not win this year. >> you don't think? >> just saying. just a hunch. a health scare for sheryl crow. the singer revealed she had been diagnosed with a brain tumor. the tumor came up on an mri, after crow was worried about her memory. she was forgetting the lyrics of her own songs. doctors say the tumor is not cancerous. but it will be closely watched. it is not related to her treatment for breast cancer. and health problems for baseball legend, tommy lasorda. he is in a hospital for suffering a mild heart attack. he was in town to represent the dodgers at the major league baseball draft. he would go home to l.a. later today. in sports, another big game tonight between the new jersey devils and the l.a. kings.
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meanwhile, though, a dramatic win for the boston celtics last night. here's espn news. >> good morning. i'm hakem dermish with your "sportscenter" update. game five of the eastern conference finals. celtics/heat. series tied at 2-2. dwyane wade, he had 27 points. heat up six. later, brendan bass, and rondo gets it to pietrus for three. buries it. celtics down three. 3:30 to play. lebron james blocked by kevin garnett. ensuing celtics' possession, garnett, celtics up one. minute left. pierce, the biggest three of the night. right in front of lebron james. celtics up four. final seconds. garnett hits the free throw to seal it. he had a team-high 26 points, 11 rebounds. the celtics win it 94-90. take a 3-2 series lead. back to boston.
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baseball. ian desmond and the nationals taking on the mets. bottom ten, that's down 5-4. runners on the corners. desmond, hot shot. game tied at 5-5. top 12. scott harrison, home run to left. eighth of the season. mets take a 6-5 lead. bottom 12. same score. runner on second for desmond. and he's clutch. michael moore scores. game tied at 6-6. here we go. later in the inning. bases loaded. can you be the hero? yep. down for a base hit. his first for a walkoff. nationals win it 7-6. they lead the majors with six walkoffs. much-see match-ups wednesday night, 7:00 eastern. tampa bay rays, new york yankees. espn2, espn3, also live on watch espn. a western ohio high school athlete is being praised for her sportsmanship. >> look at this video of megan
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volvo of west liberty, ohio. she was running this with 20 meters to go. passed arden mcmath who collapsed on the track. rather than continue, megan placed her arm around her shoulder and carried her across the finish line. >> wow. megan said afterward, quote, helping her across the finish line was much more satisfying than winning the state championship. >> another example of good american folks. >> well done. coming up next, everybody, "the pulse." pregnancy, changing snooki, in more ways than one. plus, a late-night appearance for the first lady. that a boy! this is my grandson. and if it wasn't for a screening i got, i might have missed being here to meet him. the health care law lets those of us on medicare now get most preventive care for free like annual wellness visits, immunizations, and some cancer screenings. and that's when they caught something serious on mine. but we could treat it before it was too late. i'll be around to meet number two!
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>> are they going to clear up the potato/potato controversy? >> next session. could it be snooki is growing up and turning responsible? >> the engaged, pregnant reality star, packed up her animal blankets and moved out of the beach house monday night. >> she didn't go far. she moved into a house right next door. even before filming started, she had expressed concern about being pregnant and living in a party house. she would avoid the so-called smush room. >> where much of the action in that show goes down. yeah. we showed you a presidential version of this song yesterday. now, you can add the miami dolphins cheerleaders as the latest group to jump on the lip-syncing bandwagon of carly rae jepsen's "call me maybe." >> they have put out their own version of the song some call catchy, others call annoying.
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updating our top news stories now. wisconsin's governor is calling for unity after surviving a recall effort last night. democrats and big labor had targeted walker after he stripped state workers of their collective bargaining rights. mitt romney picked up five more primary wins on his way to november. jury selection is expected to wrap up in the jersey sandusky child abuse case. nine jurors have been seated. looking at today's weather, cooler with showers in the northeast. heavy rain from florida to texas. a nice day in the midwest. thunderstorms in from nebraska into the dakotas. and finally from us this morning, it looks like something
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straight out of "the flintstones." an iowa family searching for berries in their backyard found something much bigger. here's abc's ryan owens. >> reporter: everyone has skeletons in their closet. >> this is the first bone. >> reporter: this iowa man has considerably more than that. >> sometimes i get tired of moving bones around from one spot to the other. >> reporter: john and his two sons were hunting for berries in the woods behind their southeast iowa home, when they found something, well, mammoth. >> that's a really big bone. >> reporter: turns out, it's a femur. the thigh bone of a mammoth. there's a reason they're called that. the knee joint is the size of a soccer ball. john called in the pros. archaeologists and paleontologists from the university of iowa. so far they've unearthed 30 bones. vertebrae, rib bones, even toes the size of walnuts. >> pretty sure i knew what he
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had. >> reporter: scientists say mammoths were common in places like oscaloosa, iowa. >> i believe this to be late ice age in age. >> reporter: the find has created decidedly modern problems. john won't give us his last name because he's worried strangers might dig up his yard. and there's what to do with all of those big bones. >> build another room off the side of the house and put it together? i don't know. >> reporter: he could give the skeleton to a museum. but john likes the idea of the mammoth staying here. after all, he lived here first. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >> awfully large creature. >> quite a find. coming up later on "good morning america," a battle of the stars over a business deal that went bad. >> stephen baldwin accuses kevin costner of cheating him out of a multimillion-dollar investment. now, they're meeting

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